If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. One I know thousands of other companies and organizations are struggling with at this very moment. Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed?

An Engaged Culture Improves Performance, Not The Other Way Around

Dan Pontefract

The talk was focused on organizational culture. Culture employee engagement Performance company culture engagement performanceA vice-president approached me one day after I finished delivering a keynote. He was friendly, but rather cocky. The first.

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Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? You’ve seen the evidence yourself: Companies with the largest online presence are messing with our personal data, traditional marketers are shouting messages rather than building relationships. Innovation Social Enterprise

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.

Chance favours the Connected Company

Harold Jarche

Riitta Raesmaa picked up on this in Embracing chaos with a little help from my friends : “ Changes in the organizational culture, more open attitudes and behavior, together with social media tools and services, are altering the landscape of human connectedness and the ways of value creation.”

MIT global study on social business: Executives increasingly understand the value and success drivers

Ross Dawson

MIT Sloan Management Review together with Deloitte have just launched 2012 Social Business Global Executive Study and Research Project , drawing out some very interesting insights from a survey of almost 3,500 executives from 115 countries. Social Business: What Are Companies Really Doing?

‘Sharing’ culture

Clark Quinn

I was in a recent conversation about a company facing strong growth and worried about the impact on culture. Companies with a positive culture, a valuable offering, and a good business model are liable to face growth issues, and maintaining or starting a good culture becomes a critical issue to maintaining the organization’s success. This company had a positive culture, in that people were diverse, friendly, upbeat, and committed to contributing.

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. Among the 47,361 employees surveyed in 120 countries worldwide, Gallup – a research-based performance-management consulting company – pegs the percentage of employees who are engaged at 11 percent. Should the C-Suite become more involved in social?

Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. Take this same, enthusiastic and smiling group and ask them how many people work for companies that restrict access to social networking software or ban it outright, and 35 hands shoot up, and the smiles immediately stop. “It?s

5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Dan Pontefract

1) Social Learning. That is social learning. There are many benefits to adding it as part of your company culture including the 5 I list above. engagement social social learning social networking video sharing confluence fuse jive kenexa mediacore successfactors youtube

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Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

I recently wrote Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization , reflecting on an executive roundtable discussion I lead as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the Graduate School of Business of the University of New England.

You are the Collective Wisdom of both Strong & Weak Ties

Dan Pontefract

She’s an author , runs a blog , has her own company , and generally looks to be more than successful in her career. Mobilizing social networks beyond project team frontiers: The case of polar expeditions ; Lecoutre, Marc; Lièvre, Pascal.

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Ross Dawson

Financial services is one of the most industries in which the use of social media is the most relevant, not least because customer service is a critical differentiator between highly commoditized offerings. Smaller banks are strongly behind in their social media presence. *

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

Social collaboration technologies such as internal instances of blogging, micro-blogging, video sharing, discussion forums, idea sharing, wikis, and so on are all key aspects of being collaborative. Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”.

What is possible: how the social enterprise drives differentiation

Ross Dawson

I was impressed that they had brought together around 40 managers and executives from across the company to spend two days thinking in a very open format about what internal communication could and should be like, and how to create that. and how competitive differentiation occurs at the intersection of technology and culture , focusing on how the advantages gained by building a more connected organization cannot readily be replicated. Social media Social networks Web 2.0

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

My instinctive hunch about habit has company. Two years ago, I wrote that ‘ Micro-Blogging is Good For Leadership, Good for Your Culture ’ and I haven’t flinched since. You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Are you a tweet king or a pretty thing?

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The ability to anticipate where your industry is moving and to begin to reposition your company ahead of competitors is one of the most important elements of business strategy. Almost a billion social-networking users have at least one foreign connection, while 2.5

When Culture Eats Your Foundation’s Social Media Strategy for Breakfast

Beth Kanter

What do you need to do less of to make time for social media? How does your foundation translates mistakes or social media strategy that didn’t work into learning and improve what it is doing? What keeps your organization from learning and improving social media strategy?

The Cultural Impact of The Future of You

Luis Suarez

They just don’t see the value of being just one more voice adding to the noise , which is essentially what most companies want (mistakenly). Cultural Impact of Social Networking in Defining the Workplace of the Future from Luis Suarez.

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of their major findings is that the return on assets (ROA) of US companies have been steadily dropping, and are now 75 percent lower than their 1965 levels. A few leading edge companies are able to keep up, but the vast majority of more traditional firms are lagging behind.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Women in High-Tech.

Steve Denning

As it happened, almost by accident, I saw the movie, The Social Network, last night. It’s a backstabbing frat-boy alpha-male ultra-jock culture. As I suggested in yesterday’s post, the movie reflects the fact that the startup culture is an all-male workplace.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data is now being generated by just about everything and everybody around us, including not only the growing volume of online and offline transactions, but also web searches, social media interactions, billions of smart mobile devices and 10s of billions of IoT smart sensors. .

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Where Does Leadership of Social Media Lie?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I was recently amused by a wonderful yet puzzling article in the December 2011 issue of MIS Quarterly Executive titled “ The Impact of Social Media on C-Level Roles.”. Social media is not the next flavor of the month.

The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Industrial Revolution led to the creation of many large and mid-size companies in which people worked together to produce goods and/or deliver services. Having a good job meant working for one such company. The other great force is changing social habits.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many trends reflect the growing dominance of the Internet as an enabling technology, as well as a model and metaphor for commercial and social interactions,” says the report in its introduction. Companies have learned how to become effective digital organizations.

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about my recent participation in the 2013 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation , an Aspen Institute event that took a close look at the impact of digital technologies on the evolution of companies and other organizations.

Micro-Blogging is Good for Leadership, Good for Your Culture

Dan Pontefract

The problem, however, is that due to the rise in popularity of Twitter and its consumer driven use as a life-casting tool, the inherent company benefits get lost in the shuffle. So what has this got to do with leadership and culture? That’s a culture I would want to be a part of.

Imagination as a Journey of Survival and Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 1985, for example, IBM was America’s most profitable and most admired company. times the size of Exxon, the then second most valuable company. times the size of the second most valuable company, Microsoft. But beyond that, he also dealt with IBM’s culture. .

knowledge-sharing, post-technology

Harold Jarche

One of the major benefits of using social media is increasing the speed of access to knowledge. Transparency is a necessity for social learning. While social media enable transparency, they also lay bare a company’s culture.

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Second, quite a number of people find the less expensive, one-of-a-kind goods and services now being offered by unique individuals more appealing than the mass-produced goods and services offered by companies. But now there is a new trust calculus, powered by both social and economic forces.”.

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A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every day brings new stories about the impact of digital technologies on every aspect of the world around us, including their transformative impact on companies in just about every industry. Each company is different, as are its reactions to major disruptive innovations.

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Has the Economic Meltdown & 9/11 Impacted our Definition of Teams?

Dan Pontefract

There are a lot less physical eye-to-eye interactions in companies today and in the foreseeable future. Such examples include: Conferences (internal, sales, learning, social, etc.). The water cooler becomes ones and zeros as opposed to a refreshing splash of social reality.

SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

SCoPE: Seminars: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 How do you track and keep up with blog conversations? How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks? Many of us confess to fumbling along and we engage in multiple networks.

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

Crystal Decisions and Business Objects sought to create the perfect company in terms of its culture when that acquisition was announced. Sure, through the months of putting the two companies together, there were top-level decisions that had to be made.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content. Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users. Many companies are still struggling with this major cultural transition.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Social networks and Organizational Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « The Complex Chemistry between Brands and Customers - Some Personal Experiences | Main | On Demand Five Years Later - a Personal Reflection » October 15, 2007 Social networks and Organizational Governance This past July I spent a week at Imperial College in London, most of it working in the Innovation Group where I have an appointment as adjunct professor. We need to better harness the power of our 350K people networking.

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet, software, 3D printing, social networks, cloud computing and other technologies are making this economically feasible - in fact, desirable.”. New companies can now be launched without a massive investment in personnel and IT infrastructure.

The Evolution toward a Global Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The two other market dynamics are the IPO of Visa and MasterCard in 2006 and 2007 respectively, which is putting shareholder pressure on both companies to expand their core platforms with new offerings; and the growing investments in mobile payment startups by VC firms.

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This theme was well described in the conference website : “Information and network technologies are influencing and changing the world, as we know it: from politics to economics to social habits. The biggest turning point for governments, institutions, media companies, journalists, came when they realized that speaking or telling their own story was not enough, now they had to listen. We are in the very early stages of learning the rules of the road for social media.